Lancaster Bible College Announces 2021-22 Arts & Culture Events
The Trust Performing Arts Center kicks off a new season Sept. 3 with a festive evening featuring three performances of “Chopin Dances” in a collaboration between the Durang Dance Collective and pianist Kendra Bigley in the Great Hall.
The event begins at 6 p.m., with a trio of performances set for 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m., along with Trust merchandise giveaways and more.
Durang Dance Collective exists to entertain and educate through dance while providing emerging choreographers the opportunity to develop and showcase their work. LBC | Capital Adjunct Professor Kendra Bigley, who served the college as Director of Piano Studies for many years until fall 2020, was accepted to the M.Mus. degree program in Collaborative Piano/Opera Coaching at Temple University as she continues to teach in the Music, Worship & Performing Arts Department. Reserve tickets at lbc.edu/events or visit lancastertrust.com for information.
Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School is also announcing arts and culture events for the 2021-22 academic year, set both for The Trust and in Good Shepherd Chapel on the Lancaster campus of LBC. Visit lbc.edu/events for tickets and information unless otherwise noted.
LBC students will present “Radium Girls,” a play by D. W. Gregory, on Sept. 10-11 and 17-18 at The Trust’s Black Box Theatre. In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Marie Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, “Radium Girls” traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Tickets are limited. Suitable for ages 12 and up.
Lancaster Bible College will host Servant Stage Company’s regional premiere of the Broadway musical “Amazing Grace,” the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song, weekends from Oct. 1-17 at Good Shepherd Chapel. All shows are pay-what-you-will in keeping with Servant Stage’s mission to make exceptional performances accessible to everyone. Visit servantstage.org.
BEIJING GUITAR DUO
Note: This performance is now tentative. Please check lbc.edu/events for updates.
Guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang perform selections from Debussy, Fauré, Enrique Granados and more at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at The Trust. The duo made its New York debut in Carnegie Hall in 2010 and launched an international concert career shortly after, performing concert halls around the world.
FALL CHOIR CONCERT
The college’s Fall Choir Concert, titled “The Gift to Sing,” celebrates the many ways God blesses our lives through music. The LBC Chorale, Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus and Men’s Chorus will present a wide variety of repertoire from the Renaissance to today at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at The Trust.
Ballet Magnificat returns to Lancaster Bible College’s Good Shepherd Chapel at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 for “Deliver Us,” one of the company’s most popular and longest touring ballets. Set under the blazing Egyptian sun, the enslaved Jewish people cry out for a deliverer. One man, Moses, challenges Pharaoh and leads the people to freedom—a vivid prophetic picture pointing to what Jesus did on Calvary. Sponsored in part by the Melva S. McIllwaine Guest Artist Endowment Fund.
FALL INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT
This memorable concert, “An Evening of Honor,” at 3 p.m. Nov. 14 will feature the college’s strings, percussion and wind ensembles as they present the musical works of Felix Mendelssohn and John Williams, including a beautiful tribute to our nation’s veterans.
THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE
The Reverie Actor’s Company of Lancaster presents a unique adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ beloved story in which all the roles are performed by two actors. Join the Pevensie children in their fantastic journey through the wardrobe where they meet the memorable characters from Narnia. Daytime performances on Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 17 and 18 are planned for The Trust Black Box Theatre.
Multi-Grammy Award winner Chanticleer, a favorite of a cappella lovers the world over, comes to The Trust at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Chanticleer is known globally as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and from gospel to venturesome new music.
An annual college tradition, the 2021 Christmas Concert, “A Messiah Mosaic,” features several LBC ensembles in a performance that weaves together a wide variety of Advent and Christmas songs with movements from Handel’s beloved masterpiece. Three performances are planned: 7 p.m. Dec. 3 as well as 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in Good Shepherd Chapel.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Audiences will step into a quiet village and an enchanted castle with memorable characters, timeless songs and a story of true love in “Beauty and the Beast” during multiple student performances the weekends of Jan. 21-22 and 28-29 in Good Shepherd Chapel.
THE JANE AUSTEN PLAYLIST
At this 7:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day concert at The Trust, experience the music, through piano and voice, that influenced internationally recognized author Jane Austen, a leading female voice in literature and history.
THE DOVER QUARTET with CHRISTOPHER SHIH
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom in 2013 and has since become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. Physician and pianist Christopher Shih, with a remarkable dual career, has performed in major venues worldwide. The Dover Quartet will present selections from Mozart and Ravel, joined by Shih for Shostakovich’s monumental “Piano Quintet in G Minor,” at a 3 p.m. concert on March 27 at The Trust.
SEEN Collective tells the stories of the women in the Bible through original music, touching on a key point in each of their journeys. Written and led by Sight & Sound writer and LBC | Capital Adjunct Professor Kristen Brewer, SEEN features a collective of some of the region’s best female performers, including LBC alumna Mariah Keener. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. April 10 at The Trust.
An annual LBC | Capital tradition of worship, the 2021 Hymn Sing will bring the community together to join voices in great hymns of the faith at 4 p.m. May 22 in Good Shepherd Chapel. A dinner after the event is planned in Olewine Dining Commons; reserve Hymn Sing seats and purchase dinner tickets at lbc.edu/events this spring.